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fascinated with sau arabia? >> well, the oious is 9/11 for america. 15 of the 19 hijackersre saudis. i tried expla in my book w it was basically a sdi quarrel fought out on american soil with american victims. al qaeda, bin lad dedicated t bringg down the house of saad codn't do it in saudi arabia with the near enemy a they called him so they came to america d attacked the far enemy. you paid the priceor your ars of friendship a closeness with sdi abia. tavis: i was about to a why did wend up being at the top that list. yoexplain it now. you talk about i in the book, the price tt we had to pay f our friendship with the saudis. >> well, it's america who exploited, discored and deveped saudi oil. back in e 1930's, the saudi ose america rather than the british rather than us becse we had bee meddling in th middle east. the kingf saudi araa at the me liked the idea that america werear away. they would come and devel the oil and go ay. america is on the otheride of the worl afr the war, e second world war, suddenl saudi arabia discered that america ia patron of this new jewish state in the middl
arabia? >> well, the obvious is 9/11 for america. 15 of th19 hijackers are saudis. i tried to explain in my book how it was basically a saudi quarrel fought out on american soil with american victims. al qaeda, bin laden dedicated to bringing down the house of saad couldn't do it in saudi arabia with the near enemy as they called him so they came to america and attacked the far enemy. you paid the price for your years of friendship and cleness with saudi arabia. tavis: i was about to ask why did we end up being at the top of that list. you explain it now. you talk about it in the book, the price that we had to pay for our friendship with the saudis. >> well, it's america who exploited, discovered and developed saudi oil. back in the 1930's, the saudis chose america rather than the british, rather than us because we had been meddling in the middle east. the king of saudi arabia at the time liked the idea that america were far away. they would come and develop the oil and go away. america is on the other side of the world. after the war, the second world war, suddenly, saudi arabia disc
're in trouble. hello, america. glad you're here. here is how barack obama supped tuesday's massive political earthquake in massachusetts. >> people are angry and they're frustrated. not just because of what has happened in the last year or two years but what has happened in the last eight years. >> glenn: i want to make sure i understood that. he started out blaming in the interview with george stephanopoulos, blaming it on george w. bush. i'm trying to do the math on this. people are so mad for george bush and what he did in the last eight years he voted for a republican. voters are stupid. take that, george bush, we're going to help out obama by voting for a republican. that will show you and the evil karl rove pup letpet of yours! that's like getting mad at oil companies because of the high prices and switch from exxon to shell. i hate those oil people. i'm going to switch next time to chevron. hello, stop insulting our intelligence. he either thinks we're stupid or he is somewhere in space! there not are the voters only mad at george w. bush, but the other thing is he was so busy working
over health care in america. his victory mashes the beginning of the great repudiation of the obama agenda in particular on the president's approach to fighting terror. joining me with reaction, a man who knows how to shake changes up in washington former speaker of the house newt gingrich. good to see you, thanks for being with you us. >> good to be with us. >> sean: i made a promise to a woman on my radio show today. i know you know about this. she say, i have to ask you, are you running for president in the next election cycle? she is from missouri. >> as i'm sure you've told her, because we've had this before. we will decide in february of next year. if there is a national movement for real change and a real effort across the country not just at the white house, but congress, state legislature, county commissioner, what we are trying to do with american solutions reach out to all 513 elected offices we will consider it seriously if we run we would love to have her help. >> sean: i predicted that almost with pinpoint accuracy. our friend says this is the harshest repudiation of a
and we will talk to jason deparle about poverty in america and the economy. from the nation's capital, this is " washington journal." host: the supreme court ruled 5- 4 to allow corporations to spend as much as the want to support or oppose individual candidates. the ruling is likely to also allow labor unions to send unlimited funds. the justices kept in place, though, a century old ban on corporate donations directly to any one candidate. let us kickoff today's " washington journal" talking about the supreme court decision. the phone lines -- send us a tweet at c-spanwj or e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. "the washington post" on this story. the court also overturned a ban on corporations and unions airing campaign ads in the 30 days before primary and 60 days before a general election. also in "the washington post" this morning they talk about the reaction on capitol hill. inside "the washington post" its quotes senator charles schumer -- bound to push for new restrictions on corporate political spending, including limits for companies with government contracts, sharehold
a trend here that's very, very concerning. >> out on the tundra, this lonely outpost at barrow is america's northernmost climate laboratory. a snowy owl appears, a regular of this distant landscape. here the instruments have been measuring the arctic's changes. the rise in the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, and the retreat of the ice. the chief scientist shows me around. >> what we're looking at here is our main tower where we take our samples and pump them from this tower into the station for analysis. >> i want to take a look inside in a second, but just before we go in out of the cold, what kind of hazards do you face up here? >> we've seen polar bears out here and had to leave because it's better to let the polar bears be, let them take their course on through and come back later. >> you've got to keep a close watch every time? >> yes. >> let's get inside. so then this is where the air samples are pumped into? >> this is the main room where the analysis happens. the first thing that happens is the sample comes in from outside and goes through a chiller that takes all the water vapor
>> glenn: welcome to a special edition of the glenn beck program. the story of america is one of self-reliance and optimism, and profound faith. not only in the context of religious freedom, but also in the unprecedented faith in the ability of human beings to control their own destiny. while the spirit of personal responsibility was strong with our founders, great patriots like thomas payne, he argued for redistribution of wealth off the bat. and alexander hamilton wanted a central bank. they wound up losing those battles but plenty kept can on fighting. the constitution kept those dogs at bay for better part of 200 years. eventually those seeking a different path than the ones the founders settled on realized the only way to really defeat the constitution was for the people to stop reading it. progressives realized victory required changing history. to defeat them, we have to correct that. progressives know how powerful history is. when these truths get told and the lies get corrected, the game is going to be on. it's pulling the mask off the monster. next week, we'll dive d
are the financial, morgan stanley, of course bank of america, all down 6%, 7%, 8% on the week here. american express had their earnings out, that's not helping them today, look at that, down 8%. capital one also down noticeably and then you've got the earnings situation. other stocks. schlumberger had their earnings out, a few days, for schlumberger. the bottom line is they're charging lower prices for their oil services and of course their margins are under pressure. stocks are selling today on the earnings report. and then you have the tech situation, which is a very difficult time right now, because they all ran up ahead of earnings season but they're not doing that well. you've got citigroup coming out, downgreeding the whole semiconductor capital equipment group, so amat, teradyne, that group is all under pressure right now. let's go to rick santelli standing by in chicago. enough for you to digest there, rickster? >> reporter: i asked everyone around me what the word of the week was, and the word of the week was, unanimous, confusion. that an uncertainty, i guess that was the tie for second. s
little rock. nebraska road graders made in north america will have a north little rock tag on it. and the future of our country -- we will have a current -- census. by the middle of the century of looks like we will be pushing somewhere in the neighborhood of a half a billion folks spirit are tracked -- billion folks. we are excited about the innovation the administration is looking at in terms of reprivatizing funding. . >> thank you, thanks for all your leadership in arkansas. as i said, the president, vice- president and other members of the cabinet will be making some announcements about high-speed rail. there have been some very strong proposals from many different regions around the country on high-speed rail. high-speed rail is coming to america and is coming to america because of the $8 billion, which is a billion times more than we have ever had at dot because of president obama's vision and vice-president biden's vision on this. they have that inserted in the economic recovery plan because they know that is what americans want. i think when you see the role out of the h
of heated debate but the fast track to health care reform in america has been a major road block. that's our starting point, good morning, on a friday, i'm hill -- bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: i'm martha maccallum. call it the brown effect, with 41 votes thanks to scott brown from massachusetts, democratic leaders have now conceded, they stay you know what, we do not have the votes to push through health care bills on the table. some democrats say the house should just pass the senate version and send that to the president to sign. here's a speaker of the house with a very different tune, nancy pelosi yesterday. >> we are meeting with our members on every -- in the caucus and different groups of the caucus. we hear how they perceive the best way to go forward, how they prefer to go forward and we will go forward. in its present form without any change, i don't think it's possible to pass the senate bill in the house. i don't see the votes for it at this time. bill: is it dead? bill salmon, fox news, vice president of news and washington morninging editor, good mornin
in america. >>> let's check in with lisa sylvester. she's covering some of the other stories in the situation room right now. >> hey, wolf. air america stopped airing live broadcast a short time ago and it will go off the air altogether in monday. they said they can't withstand this economic environment and will file bankruptcy. it included political commentary for personalities such as al franken before he became a senator. >>> powerful storms have been pounding hillside communities around los angeles, leaving the people who live there at risk of mudslides. the severe weather has knocked out power for thousands. lightning struck at the burbank airport. and hundreds of flights were canceled due to the conditions. >>> pakistani's army says tpit wants more time, targeting iraq and afghanistan. pakistani authorities told defense secretary robert gates they're stretched thin and need at least six more months. gates is on a two-day visit to pakistan, considered a vital u.s. ally in the afghanistan war. >>> well, he's been on the job just a few days, but virginia's new governor is being tapped for
that he came clean. >> now here's an early look at other stories making news early today in america. >>> two new york city police officers have been suspended without pay after beating a handcuffed suspect. it happened during an undercover drug operation. the officers can be seen punching the man who was laying face down. two sashths are under investigation for not intervening. >>> a suspect wanted for murder is in custody after a chase in tennessee. the pursuit ended after police boxed in the homicide suspect. one officer with an attack dog tried kicking in the window to get the men out. eventually the swarming police drug him from the cab and arrested him. >>> lick roads and heavy snow called a multivehicle pileup in california. three tractor trailers were part of an 11-vehicle accident that shut down interstate for hours. an suv with a mother and two young kids ended up wedged under that big rig, but fortunately everyone survived. >>> and a virginia doctor has quite a story to tell that is out of this world. while it worked in his private practice, he heard an explosion and saw a
and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge, thanks for joining us. we're going to shift gears tonight and return to a subject the world was focussed on for much of last year, the global economy. the world bank is out with its predictions for the next year. on one hand the world says the economic crisis is largely over and the global economy will reverse course and return to growth this year by 2.7% overall. but there we also some warnings, growth will probably slowdown later this year as the effects of stimulus spending decrease. and for china, there are signs of bubbles in that frenzied economy. china reported growth of 8.7% for 2009, and staggering growth of 10.7% in the last quarter. we start with the prospective from beijing where melissa khan of beijing looked behind the numbers. >> reporter: china has said it would achieve 8% growth this year, and in fact it has achieved 8% growth. once the target was set, failure was simply not an option. the country ha
>>> good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> i'm robin roberts. this morning, mudslide warnings. 15 inches of rain so far bring california to the edge. will these cliffs hold? sam is live in the thick of all that mud. >>> the war on wall street. president obama ready for a fight with the big banks, as he calls for limits on their size and risky bets. >>> john edwards shows up in haiti, after admitting he fathered a love child. we get new details from the man he allegedly tried to pay to cover it all up. an abc news exclusive. >>> plus, the teenager who said the supervisor wanted a lot more than coffee. and it's not just happening at starbucks. brian ross shows us the dangers behind the counter. >>> we remember we are the world. it's being remade. this time, to help the victims of the haiti earthquake. ♪ let's start giving >>> and a good friday morning to everyone. and as always, have so much to get to, including president obama throwing down the gauntlet to the big banks. calling on new limits on their size and power. the president says he never wants to see another i
business in america, which we will do. there's an argument there, that's true. i don't think proprietary trading caused the crisis, but there are problems with it. we have not just had the problems of the crisis. we've had problems of individual investors and others not being treated fairly. paul volcker, who is certainly no enemy of wall street, has been the one most concerned about the proprietary trading. and we're talking about saying, if you have a deposit insurance guarantee with the federal government, you shouldn't be using that to help do this proprietary trading. the other thing we say is this, i don't want the banks making their money from this kind of trading and investments. i want them to make their money by loans. to some extent, this is aimed at getting the banks more into the lending business, which frankly they've moved away from too far. >> the other critique of this, i've heard, is that it basically targets mainstream banks, where most americans have an account with bank of america, a citibank, jpmorgan chase, wells fargo. it does not get after the issue of the too bi
paises de centro america con los gobierno de centro america para conformar una brigada centroamericana de busqueda y rescate..informo para noticias univisio washington carlos majarro. la compania fabricante de vehiculos toyota hace un llamado a revisar dos millones trescientos mil vehiculos por problemas con el acelerador... toyota hizo un llamado similar el año pasado para revisar mas de cuatro millones de automobiles, por otro defecto tambien vinculado con los pedales... la revision afectara los modelos corolla, rav-4, y matrix del 2009 y del 2010, tambien los avalon, tundra y higlander, del 2007 al presente, sequoias del 2008 al 2010 y camrys del 2010... en una ceremonia, cargada de simbolismos contradictorios, presuntamente hoy nacio la nueva bolivia.. ante invitados les y la euforia de los llamados "pueblos originarios", evo morales, presto juramente con el puÑo izquierdo en alto a la presidencia del pais sudamericano, ahora denominado estado plurinacional... el mandatario fue embestido con una banda con colores de su bandera, pero tambien de la whipala andina... los bo
america's political debate. they're laws that have been upheld multiple times by the supreme court. like in 1990 when the supreme court ruled it was constitutional to restrict corporate political spending or 2003 when the supreme court ruled specifically that the mccain/feingold corporate campaign finance rules were okay. today in one of the most radical supreme court actions in years justice roberts and alito and their five member conservative majority overthrew at least a decade of settled law and congressional action and multiple supreme court precedence to wipe those laws away. corporations are free to inject unregulated billions, absolutely unlimited money into the political system now. if you are a regular person who has ever made a campaign donation before, forget about ever having to do that again. what's the point in individual people trying to influence politics with donations if exxon or some other company can quite literally match and therefore cancel out the combined donations of every single individual donor in the nation whenever it wants? in one check? and it can do it ev
survivors. president obama sends jitters through the stock market. his talk of reform ating america's banks worries investors. >> we must have peace at any cost. war is not the only way forward. >> 7:00 a.m. in washington. china is rejecting a call from the u.s. secretary of state. following a threat from the search engine google. authorities are accusing mrs. clinton on what they are describing as information imperial ix. jo we look to the chinese authorities to conduct a thorough debut that led google to make its announcement countries that rtrict free access risk walling themselves off from the progress of the next century. >> we are seeing this warning from china like saying back off. the response from the chinese the roundless ack useation can harm the u.s. formulation. the u.s. is open here and it wants good formulation. expressing comments and support when it comes to attacks on china. certainlyly it was known but a very set piece. china was one of the few countries singled out for controlling information on the internet. china responding, trying to say back off and leave this round
with the professor and my viewpoint is that a majority of people in america disagree with us. and 2 and 2 equals 4 and this is a no spin zone fact that we lost in massachusetts because we lost the debate on health care and the american people see health care as a -- our proposal, i think incorrectly but still our fault that they see it this way as big government, high taxes, and fiscal irresponsibility. that's not where the country is. barack obama did show leadership, did try his best the same way that bill clinton did with the same result. and i want to say one more thing, bill, about your comeb tear. -- commentary. don't be too sure that after the 1994 debacle that you aren't predicting this was all over for bill clinton and look what happened. >> bill: i wasn't on the air then. >> too soon to be barack obama -- >> bill: lanny, i didn't predict it's all over for president obama. i just said he lost power. but, after you wrote your column, saying that, you know, the folks are just not seeing it our way, you got attacked by the far left, the same people we saw in the montage. what did they say ab
to future job creation do you view the resurrection of sound banking law in america? >> very important. in fact, in my judgment, the greatest single drag on a recovery is the fact that small business cannot get access to capital, and the banks need to be involved, and they need to be doing more than they're doing. and the president spoke to the needs to have appropriate protective regulation. i think we're going to see appropriate financial institutions regulated in a way that will prevent what has happened from happening again. but i want this administration and our banks to work to make sure that our business community, our small business community especially, has access to capital. jobs will be created, expansions will be made, and investments will occur if we can get access to capital. profitable businesses that have paid their bills, done everything right, are telling me that they cannot get access to capital. and that's a huge, huge problem. >> last question for you. looking at your state tax revenues, you've done a very good job of reducing your overhead. i can see you've done a
what amounts to the facilitation of a corporate coup to rule america, you can kiss this country good-bye. >> justice stevens wrote in the dissent, congressman, the framers took it as a given that corporations could be comprehensively regulated in the service of the public welfare. why is it that judges are only called activists when they rule against what conservatives want? >> i wish i knew, but the same five judges today who have overturned 103 years of settled law and relied upon no precedent to do so, these are the same judges who gave us george bush for eight years. they have their own agenda and it's time we stopped pretending otherwise. the supreme court has become utterly politicized and the result of that is what you see here today. >> justice stevens also wrote in the dissents although they make enormous contributions to our society corporations are not actually members of it. they cannot vote or run for office because they may be managed and controlled by nonresidents. their interests may conflict in fundamental respect with the interests of eligible voters. does the decis
be of particular concern to president obama. his column is called "has obama lost white america?" buchanan explains how the racial breakdown of the vote in recent elections, massachusetts, new jersey and virginia could spell trouble for the president. in 2008, barack obama took a larger share of the white vote, 44% than either john kerry or al gore had done before him, but since then, republicans have won these three major races because there were more white voters, and republicans swept that vote in what they're calling reagan-like landslides. so here's the question -- how have your views of president obama changed during his first year in office? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile, post a comment on my blog. wolf. >> jack, thank you. >>> president obama meanwhile, is promises americans in the heartland today that he'll never stop fighting to give them jobs. he took his new more populist pitch to ohio. our senior white house correspondent ed henry filed this report. he's traveling with the president. >> reporter: wolf, the president had a town hall meeting here, and what was interesting is this was his mo
singles. american cheese. only one nation could create it. and that nation is...america. ♪ kraft singles. the american cheese. >>> some unbelievable intellectual dishonesty. >> now it's back to the drawing board. maybe now they will be a little bipartisan. by the way, no conservative is against health care reform. >> some conservatives have said that they should kill the health care reform bill to pull the plug on obama and health care reform will actually health care legislation got through five congressional committees and went through the house and senate floors. it got one republican vote. that means out of 218 republicans, 217 are against health care reform. shawn, full of psycho talk. coming up, republicans are high-fiving over the supreme court decision to allow companies to spend like crazy when it comes to our election cycle. chris van holland is the man that needs to help democrats stay in the game with new rules. still haven't tried activia? listen to this story. i love hosting the holidays... especially for my adorable grandchildren. but after all the rich, heavy food, i was
into america's most traditional role. the full-time nonpaying mul multidimensional job of first lady. first, the things she would not change. playtime with her daughters. a white house lawn is still a backyard. date night with her husband. and their life long sparring match. >> if you argue, which one of you has the last word? >> i do. >> this is true. >> reporter: just as interesting, what she did change. for instance, style. younger, freer, signaling she's happy to be michelle. and showing her heart. that day she reached out to the girls at a diverse school in london. >> it is important for the world to know that there are wonderful girls like you all over the world. >> reporter: and the night she reached out to an 82-year-old queen of england. and now, as her first year ends, michelle obama has announced a sworn mission to take on a killer. >> the statistics still never fail to take my breath away. >> reporter: so many young children in america who already show signs of high blood pressure. 1 in 13 teenagers with high cholesterol. >> right now, nearly one-third of children in america are
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america need to know about scott brown? >> trust him. >> reporter: what does america need to know about him? >> i think scott acknowledges he's got a learning curve going to washington learning the rules of the senate and the ways. scott is a tenacious campaigner, tireless worker. so i think he's going to roll up his sleeves i think the nation will see him get very involved. i think they are going to be interested to know he's the routine guy, puts out his crash, gets his mail. really always wanted to be someone -- was what he represents. >> reporter: we are at the gas station where scott gets his pick-up truck worked on. joe is probably the last guy to work on the trouble what is the truck like? >> he keeps it up, keeps service, runs great. 200,000 miles on it now i think. >> reporter: rob has lived next door to scott brown for 20 years. you are here at the end of the cul-de-sac. now senator elect scott brown in the house behind me. what is it like? >> he mows his lawn, takes out the trash. he doesn't have a fancy car that's his truck that is his truck. >> reporter: he does drive a tru
think it's short of breath. we can certainly do better without it in america. >> we welcome you back on the report, sir. thank you ever so much. >>> coming up, we delve in to the history of glass-steagall which is under pressure and we'll debate whether reinstating the rule is best answer to financial regulation. is mr. obama possibly right about taking the banks out of all these activities and is that real the problem as we try to get economic recovery and reduce the unemployment rate? and plus please catch john harwood, he's got first on cnbc interview with larry summers. that's on the cnbc special report breaking the banks. that will begin at 8:00 p.m. eastern. stay with us here in the kudlow report. but when you look a little closer... their story begins to fall apart. see, at&t let's you talk on the phone while you surf the web. [ clattering ] verizon...doesn't. at&t has the most popular smartphones and the nation's fastest 3g network. verizon...doesn't. [ clattering ] glad that's cleared up. oh, boy. [ male announcer ] at&t. a better 3g experience. get an exclusive pantech mess
. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will receive a message. the messenger: madam speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary: i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has agreed to h.con.res. 3145 in which the concurrence of the house is requested. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives, madam, pursuant to the permission granted in clause 2h of rule 206 the rules of the u.s. house of representatives the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate january 21 at 5:20 p.m., that the senate passed h.r. 3462. with best wishes, signed, sincerely, lorraine c. miller, clerk of the house. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following enrolled bills. the clerk: an
's the responsibility the world, not especially of america. >> that's their country. maybe we have stepped in too much. >> i think the u.s. is spread a little thin. >> i don't know if it's stretched too thin. i i had there is always going to be conflicts, especially in that part of the world. >> i think we have an obligation to speak out and use diplomatic efforts to step in military airily any time there is something like that going on. it's really not justified. >> we should try to help other countries. but i still maintain the fact that we should do better here as well. >> reporter: i'm joe carter and i'll see you on the street. >> and you'll see more of joe carter. so if you see him and he asks you a question, tell him what you think. >>> american politics reels from a supreme court ruling. critics say the justices just unleashed a flood of corporate money into the process. is this the price of free speech? your views just ahead. >>> reaction to the supreme court's decision on campaign finance has been sharp and bitterly divided. >> the bottom line is this -- the supreme court has just predetermin
will transit on route to central america next week. he will also transmit the united states when returning from central america. we approved his request based on longstanding practice. our decision is consistent with the unofficial nature of our relations with taiwan in keeping with the criteria of safety, comfort, convenience, and dignity of trouble. i think he will transit san francisco on route to central america and los angeles by returning to taipei. i believe we have allowed a c- 130 which has been participating in the rescue operations in haiti to refuel here and that is consistent with our philosophy and also given the importance of supporting the operation in haiti. >> about the first lady? >> as to who is traveling with the president [unintelligible] >> where is he going? >> he is going to central america but has specific schedule -- >> san francisco was not exactly a direct line between taiwan and central america. why san francisco? >> he requested permission to make the transit. we have granted it as we have in the past. >> is he going to speak? >> i do not believe he has any public
the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, january 22, 2010. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable jeff merkley, a senator from the state of oregon, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: robert c. byrd, presidet pro tempore. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: following any leader remarks, the senate will resume consideration of senate h. j. res. 45 which is to increase the limit of the public debt. there will be no roll call votes during today's session of the senate. the presid officer: under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved. under the previous order, the senate will resume consideration of h. j. res. 45,hi report. the clerk: h. j. res. 45, joint resolution in
says just yet. it is a great day for every person in america. whether you own stock, run a mom-and-pop grocers stored. when we took in those contributions, they were just like that. they were from individuals, restaurants, liquor stores, dry cleaners. people who incorporate for the protections because of the litigious nature of this country. what we tried to do with speak for them. they have no lesser voice than an individual. many corporations in this country are individuals. thank you. >> i and the president of common cause and i am here with some colleagues who think that rick is is not a triumphant day other than for wall street's and for business interests. i am president of common cause, working with public campaign and public citizen's and a group of people who are outraged by this decision. it is the super bowl of bad decisions. corporations are not individuals. some of them are larger than countries. we need to recognize that money has influenced the debate here in washington for too long. all you have to do is look at the housing crisis, investment crisis, the banking
in america, parents wanting to adopt children, couldn't things be expedited through red tape? and get these kids quickly here? >> reporter: well, for a lot of the little kids whose adoptions had already been approved that is being expedited and the u.s. embassy is working on that. the real problem is for these kids who have no paperwork, for the kids in orphanages. the paperwork has been lost or it wasn't at the stage where everything had been signed and sealed. also for all these new orphans cropping up, what is going to be done about them? the haitian government is barely functioning. there is, you know, a lot of orphanages are badly damaged and there are these people separated from their parents or their parents have died. >> larry: you see any light at the end of the tunnel, anderson? >> reporter: you know, there's many points of light here. there's greater food distribution and water distribution. they've set up a number of distribution points throughout the city. the aid is in the pipeline. there's a lot of aid sitting at the airport. a lot of it is getting distributed. it's not
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and negatively. stock prices for bank of america, jm morgan chase and goldman sachs and others fell sharply. >> it feels like they rushed this announcement a little bit. the devil will be in the details of what they mean by the prohibitions on the banks. >> reporter: the president unveiled his plan on the day massachusetts senator-elect scott brown made his triumphant debut on capitol hill, after using populist themes to win what had been a sure democratic seat. aides say the plan, brain child of former federal reserve chair paul volcker had been in the works for months. >> those were in the planning before there ever was an election in massachusetts. >> reporter: today's action by the president actually was done over the objections of two of his key economic advisors, treasury secretary tim geithner and chief economic advisor larry summers. they argued against doing this, saying it would be too tough on the banks. the president vetoed them, the populist rhetoric winning the day over those that had been criticized for being too close to wall street. >> chuck todd starting us off there tonig
-- multi-cultural, multi-ethnic america ever, this is not about race. what is the challenge for great leaders, for creative thinkers? for those people that, down the road and, we will call heroes? >> you look at the diversity of a town like new orleans. whether it was 100 years ago when louis armstrong grow up, taken in by the jewish family, of playing the music of gospel, plantations, creoles, marching bands and everything else, that makes the spanish, french, creole, american, black and white, it created great food and great music. thats the sound of our creativity. you look at that notion of celebrating that -- benjamin franklin did, during his lifetime he donated to the building fund of each and every church in philadelphia. at one point he said even if constantinople came here to teach us about islam, we should offer them a place that we might learn. he was the largest contributor to the synagogue in philadelphia when he was on his deathbed. it is that a multi-ethnic society that america has given the world. it is what we are fighting for today. tavis: for our country, how import
>>> making news in america this morning -- millions recalled. another black eye for toyota, as it tries to figure out why some of its cars accelerate uncontrollable. >>> storm weary. a week of rain and snow has parts of the golden state in a state of emergency. >>> and kid confession. former senator and presidential candidate, john edwards, admits it. the child really is his. it's friday, january 22nd, 2010. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. we begin this morning with another automaker in trouble. but not because of its sales or finances. >> toyota is recalling millions of its cars. and for some of those vehicles, it's the second recall. t.j. winick has details. >> reporter: toyota is recalling over 2 million vehicles to fix ak sem rater pedals that can become stuck. the latest in a string of quality control problems for the japanese automaker. >> the credibility of the company is on the line with this. and it's a huge problem that must bet solved soon. >> reporter: the recalled models ar
meeting their families here in america. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we actually have an astounding story to show you coming out of the tragedy in haiti, but first here tonight and briefly, a story you may have heard something about late in the day today. the british are saying a terrorist attack is, "highly likely" though they say there is no evidence it is imminent. the threat is to be from the arabian peninsula branch of al qaeda. we'll begin with a brief update from our own brief williams in our washington newsroom. pete, what's this all about? >> reporter: officials here and in london say this amounts to the british government catching up to what the u.s. did last week when airline security was further tightened. the uk threat level was raised today to what's called severe, the second highest level there it's a response, officials say, to a stream of intelligence, suggesting that al qaeda terrorists in yemen are determined to carry out more attacks against the west. many possible threats are in that stream. n
about on the banking side, jpmorgan, bank of america, wellso, which of those banks stands to gain or lose? >> well, i think that if you take jpmorgan, the price of that stock is where it was 12, 13 years ago. it was selling at this price in 1997. it selling at this price because the structure of this company is wrong. it is too much consumer finance in if. and therefore if you eliminate that, and you take and sell, if you will,;jje of jpmorgan to investors, that will be worth a lot more than what jp morgan is today. if you take merrill lynch out of bank of america, merrill lynch is likely to sell for more than all of bank of america currently sells for at the present time. >> all right, very interesting way of looking at this situation. dick, thanks so much for coming on the program. >> thank you, sus yee. >> my guest tonight dick bove, financials analyst at rockdale securities. >> tom: here are the stories in tonight's "n.b.r newswheel". as we mentioned, stocks headed sharply lower on the president's proposal to reign in big banks. the dow dropped 213 points, the nasdaq lost 25,
chp cost of capitol-- capital backstopped by the america taxpayer, that is no a broker. ey can give up that bastop not be banked, not have access to these kinds of supports and they can make t investments as the esident said in a way the can-- if done responsibly-- benefit the economy. it is just that they shouldn't be getting this inappropriatbackstop from the taxpaye >> it kind ofseems hardly a coincidence th here we have goldman sachs reporting which es a lot of propetary trading and makes a lot of money off of it and today you com out app say bks can't do propriety trading. connection there? >> well, obviously this event was planned long before anything came o with goldman it is the case, however, that over rent months you have seen several the biest financial institions th g aess tohe safety net of the americ people turn around and use the cheap catal that they from ablto get because of the taxpayer safety net, and investit for eir own account and make big profits. and at is exact the kind ofhing that thi rule is meant to address. >> well,hat's the admistration's view, now foanot
to the american red cross. yele, oxfam america, u.s. world food program and partners in help which operates ten relief programs, medical relief programs, in haiti. that is the telethon tonight. it is the "home for haiti now" telethon tonight on 25 different networks at 8:00 p.m. i know it's a friday night. i know you may have other plans. it is really worth canceling those plans and watching this tonight. this is important for the world. >>> all right, well, he is one of the bigwigs of the obama administration, and he is a long way from home. we'll tell you who is making a surprise visit to iraq when we come back. the 5-year, 100,000 mile transferable powertrain warranty, from buick. withoadside assistance and courtesy transportation, it's the best coverage in america. withoadside assistance and courtesy transportation, how do we know howow many classrooms we need? the census helps us know exactly what we need. so everyone can get their fair share of funding. we can't move forward until you mail it back. 2010 census aren't absorbed properly unless taken with food. he recommended citracal. it's
buckeye mid america to start the show. what's up? >> caller: hey, i'm confused, jim. the end of december you listed amd as a buy. and i put a lot of weight on your buy recommendation, and after doing additional research, i ended up buying the stock this last wednesday. then last night just three weeks after you listed it as a buy, you changed your mind and said you listed it as a sell. what gives? >> okay. i recommended it two, four, six, eight, it went to nine and change, i still liked it at nine, i got the great quarter, stock didn't go up much, i said i'm not going to give back the gain i got back from two, and four and six and eight and my goal is to try to make the maximum number of people money as best as i can. and that's why i had to say sell. because i felt that was the last good quarter. i was not impressed with that quarter. they should have done a better job, not me. arthur in new york. arthur? oh, i'm in one of those moments where i'm so glad that the show is, you know, able to -- no, i'm out here, i'm going. how about arthur in new york? >> caller: boo-yah, jim. >> and who
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